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Get your spring off to a flying start and bring your class for a visit to the Cradle of Aviation Museum! Here you can find Educational Programs, Planetarium Shows, Dome Theater Films, FREE Professional Development for Teachers and much more! Trips and Classes at the Cradle are BOCES Fund-able.
This year we’ve added several new educational programs including Satellite Works: In this class, students will explore different uses of satellite technology, how they communicate and how they stay in orbit; and Simple Machines: In this class, students investigate the world of simple machines, such as how an airplane’s wing acts as a wedge and its propellers act as screws using hands-on demonstrations. All of our museum classes are aligned with common core and state standards.
With much anticipation, the museum is proud to welcome teachers and students to our new digital planetarium! This new technology will treat your students to realistic close-up views of Earth, star fields and planets, taking them on an exhilarating flight through a virtual re-creation of our universe. With access to data from NASA and the European Space Agency, and a database of more than two billion stars developed by the Museum of Natural History, our theater will take students on a virtual tour of the universe as never seen before!
We wish you an excellent finish to the 2012-2013 school year and we look forward to seeing you and your students!
The links to the left provide everything you’ll need to plan a very rewarding trip to the Cradle. To book a class trip or reserve your own sneak-peek, please call 516-572-4066. We look forward to serving you and your students during your field trip to the Cradle of Aviation.
Director of Education
FREE Educator Guide
Thanks to a New York State Council on the Arts grant, when you book your class visit, you will receive our 40 page educator guide containing both pre and post visit activities. Enjoy our flip book version below, it's also downloadable as a PDF.